Duets # 26

Today the duet with Al Corley which is the B-side of the single Remember. The second version of Thought I’d Ring You was with Al Corley singing English. This recording begins and ends with a studio-created live atmosphere. This version was released on the B-side of the single Remember (another duet with Al Corley.)  On the single it is noted that the duet was from an original idea by Eddy Luyckx. He was also the producer.

Additionally in 1984 a single was released with both versions on it, and both versions are available on the collection Solitaire.


(Special thanks to Scot for the video)

Lyrics
Al Corley Version

Shirley Bassey:
Thought I’d ring you
And tell you I’m in town
Hope to see you
Yes, dinner would be fine
Do you remember when you and I first met?
I know I do, do you?

Al Corley:
Hey baby
It’s sure good to hear your voice again
Of course I haven’t forgotten the day we first met
If you remember
We both had our eye on the same cab
And just as we got there
Mmhmm… it started to rain
I guess I’ll never forget that look in your eye
Not that look

Shirley Bassey:
Lost and confused
Whatever could I do?
Nothing to lose
Oh, don’t you see I trusted you?
Caught in the rain on such a sunny day
Caught in the rain on such a special day with you

Nice to see you
You’ve hardly changed, it’s true
A little older
But time’s been kind to you
Do you remember a very special night?
You know I do, do you?

Al Corley:
Do I? .. Mmhmm, mmhmm ..
You know, that neither of us really cared where we were headin’
Aahh, not that night
And that cabbie dropped us off at that little French restaurant I knew
And what with the wine and the food
We just never noticed the time
I know I kept on wishing that night would never, ever end

Shirley Bassey:
Lost and confused
Whatever could I do?
Nothing to lose
Oh, don’t you see I trusted you?
Caught in the rain on such a sunny day
Caught in the rain on such a special day with you

Lost and confused
Whatever could I do?
Nothing to lose
Oh, don’t you see I trusted you?
Caught in the rain on such a sunny day
Caught in the rain on such a special day with you

(Transcribed by Tim and Roman)